Cartoon Network Studios
Current Cartoon Network Studios logo adopted since 2013
Live action (2007–2013)
|Founded||October 21, 1994|
|Brian A. Miller (Senior Vice President and General Manager)|
|Parent||Turner Broadcasting System (through Cartoon Network)|
Cartoon Network Studios is an American animation studio. A subsidiary of the Turner Broadcasting System, Cartoon Network, and formerly of Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. (all subsidiaries of the Time Warner media conglomerate), the company focuses on producing and developing original animated programs and shorts for Cartoon Network, but sometimes also for its late-night block Adult Swim.
In a manner similar to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Animation and Universal Animation Studios, the actual animation production is done overseas, most notably by either Saerom Animation or Rough Draft Studios, with pre-production and post-production being United States-based.
The studio began on October 21, 1994 at 7:00am as a name-only division of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc., which was then focused on producing Cartoon Cartoons for Cartoon Network: What a Cartoon!, Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, and The Powerpuff Girls. In 1997, these series credited Cartoon Network Studios as Warner Bros. Animation's subsidiary Hanna-Barbera. In 1999, Cartoon Network Studios acquired its own facility located at 300 N 3rd St in Burbank, California, which was the location of a telephone communications equipment building. Construction and production of the actual company and its various shows and pilots commenced in late 2000.
After William Hanna died, the Hanna-Barbera name was dropped as a production entity and the Hanna-Barbera studio was folded into Warner Bros. Animation by its chief Jean MacCurdy. Cartoon Network Studios was then revived as a separate entity from Hanna-Barbera, growing out of the animation studio. Cartoon Network Studios has continued to steadily grow with productions such as The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Samurai Jack and newer productions such as Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Uncle Grandpa. Some of Cartoon Network Studios' former programming now rerun on Cartoon Network's sister channel, Boomerang.
|What a Cartoon!||1996–1997||Fred Seibert||Hanna-Barbera
|Also known as World Premiere Toons, The What-A-Cartoon! Show, and The Cartoon Cartoon Show.|
|Dexter's Laboratory||1996–2003||Genndy Tartakovsky||Hanna-Barbera (from 1997 to 1999)||Spin-off of the What a Cartoon! shorts: "Dexter's Laboratory" and "The Big Sister".|
|Johnny Bravo||1997–2004||Van Partible||Hanna-Barbera (from 1997 to 2002)||Spin-off of the What a Cartoon! shorts: "Johnny Bravo", "Jungle Boy in 'Mr. Monkeyman'", and "Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women".|
|The Powerpuff Girls||1998–2005||Craig McCracken||Hanna-Barbera (from 1998 to 2001)||Spin-off of the What a Cartoon! shorts, "Meat Fuzzy Lumpkins" and "Crime 101".|
|Time Squad||2001–2003||Dave Wasson|
|Samurai Jack||2001–2004 (1st run)
2016 (2nd run)
|Genndy Tartakovsky||The first four seasons were aired on Cartoon Network but, the fifth season will be aired on Adult Swim's Toonami block.|
|Grim & Evil||2001–2002||Maxwell Atoms||Split into The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Evil Con Carne in 2003.|
|Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law||2001–2003||Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter||Williams Street
Allied Art & Science (episodes from 2 to 4)
|First Cartoon Network Studios series exclusively made for and aired on Adult Swim.|
|Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?||2002–2003||Greg Miller|
|The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy||2003–2007||Maxwell Atoms||Originated from Grim & Evil.|
|Evil Con Carne||2003–2004||Maxwell Atoms||Originated from Grim & Evil.|
|Star Wars: Clone Wars||2003–2005||Genndy Tartakovsky (on request by George Lucas)||Lucasfilm, Ltd.||First Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original series based on a motion picture franchise: Star Wars.|
|Megas XLR||2004–2005||Jody Schaeffer and George Krstic||Titmouse, Inc. (main title + S01's additional animation)|
|Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends||2004–2009||Craig McCracken|
|Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi||2004–2006||Sam Register||Renegade Animation
Freegate, Ltd. (live-action segments only)
|First Cartoon Network Studios series produced in a foreign country (Japan). Based on the pop/rock duo Puffy AmiYumi, known as the composers of the theme song for Teen Titans.|
|The Life and Times of Juniper Lee||2005–2007||Judd Winick|
|Camp Lazlo||2005–2008||Joe Murray|
|My Gym Partner's a Monkey||2005–2008||Julie McNally-Cahill and Timothy Cahill|
|Ben 10||2005–2008||Man of Action||Renegade Animation (main title only)|
|Squirrel Boy||2006–2007||Everett Peck|
|Class of 3000||2006–2008||André Benjamin and Thomas W. Lynch||Moxie Turtle
Tom Lynch Company
|Out of Jimmy's Head||2007–2008||Tim McKeon and Adam Pava||Brookwell McNamara Entertainment
Primal Screen (main title only)
|Only live-action/animated series from Cartoon Network Studios. Based on the only movie of this genre from the channel called Re-Animated.|
|Chowder||2007–2010||C.H. Greenblatt||Screen Novelties (stop-motion sequences only)|
|Transformers: Animated||2007–2009||Hasbro (original franchise)||MOOK DLE
The Answer Studio
|First Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original series based on a toy line: Transformers. Second Cartoon Network Studios series produced in a foreign country (Japan).|
|Wedgies||2008–2009 (1st run)
2009–2010 (2nd run)
|Cartoon Network Studios||A show project containing various short series (like B.A.E.: The Bremen Avenue Experience, Big Baby, Calling Cat-22!, Nacho Bear, and The Talented Mr. Bixby), aired before or after a show. It launched with the TV series The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack.|
|Ben 10: Alien Force||2008–2010||Man of Action||Funny Garbage (main title only)|
|The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack||2008–2010||Thurop Van Orman||Screen Novelties (stop-motion sequences only)|
|Adventure Time||2010–present||Pendleton Ward||Frederator Studios||Spin-off of "Adventure Time", a short that was aired as part of Nicktoons' Random! Cartoons.|
|Ben 10: Ultimate Alien||2010–2012||Man of Action||Wut It Is (main title only)|
|Generator Rex||2010–2013||Man of Action|
|The Cartoonstitute||2010||Rob Sorcher||Originally intended to be aired on Cartoon Network, but aired on Cartoon Network Video only.|
|Regular Show||2010–present||J. G. Quintel|
|Tower Prep||2010||Paul Dini||Dolphin Entertainment||First live-action series produced by Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Sym-Bionic Titan||2010–2011||Genndy Tartakovsky, Bryan Andrews, and Paul Rudish||Orphanage Animation Studios|
|Robotomy||2010–2011||Michael Buckley and Joe Deasy||World Leaders Entertainment|
|The Problem Solverz||2011–2013||Ben Jones||Mirari Films||Originally intended to be an Adult Swim show named Neon Knome, but aired on Cartoon Network as The Problem Solverz.|
|Secret Mountain Fort Awesome||2011–2012||Pete Browngardt||Spun off into Uncle Grandpa, premiered in 2013.|
|Level Up||2012–2013||Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman||D and D Productions
Alive & Kicking Productions
|Second live-action series produced by Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Ben 10: Omniverse||2012–2014||Man of Action|
|Incredible Crew||2013||Nick Cannon||N'Credible Entertainment||Third and latest live-action series produced by Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Uncle Grandpa||2013–present||Pete Browngardt||Spin-off of Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, which was in turn a retooling of the original "Uncle Grandpa" short for The Cartoonstitute.|
|Steven Universe||2013–present||Rebecca Sugar|
|Black Dynamite||2014–2015||Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, and Scott Sanders||Williams Street
Ars Nova Entertainment
|Only for Season 2, it's the second Cartoon Network Studios series exclusively made for and aired on Adult Swim.|
|Over the Garden Wall||2014||Patrick McHale||Cartoon Network Studios' first original miniseries.|
|We Bare Bears||2015–present||Daniel Chong||First Cartoon Network original series based on a comic.|
|Long Live the Royals||2015||Sean Szeles||Cartoon Network Studios' third original miniseries.|
|The Powerpuff Girls - 2016||2016–present||Craig McCracken (original series)||Golden Wolf (main title only)||First Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original reboot series. Based on the homonym show.|
|Mixels||2014–present||John Fang and David P. Smith||The Lego Group|
|Mighty Magiswords||2015||Kyle A. Carrozza||First Cartoon Network Studios/Cartoon Network original web series. Available only on Cartoon Network Video.|
Upcoming/in development series
|Mighty Magiswords||TBA 2016||Kyle A. Carrozza||Thanks to its success as web series, it has been re-tooled in a full TV series.|
|Ben 10 (2016 TV series)||Fall of 2016 (CN International)
2017 (CN North America)
|Man of Action||Upcoming fifth iteration of the Ben 10 series.|
|Codename: Kids Next Door||2001||Mr. Warburton||Aired as part of Cartoon Network's The 2nd Big Pick Show marathon, later won the competition. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Evil Con Carne||2001||Maxwell Atoms||Aired as part of the series premiere of Grim & Evil. Pilot for Evil Con Carne.|
|LowBrow||2002||Jody Schaeffer and George Krstic||Aired as part of Cartoon Network's Cartoon Cartoon Weekend Summerfest marathon. Pilot for Megas XLR.|
|Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi||2003||Sam Register||Renegade Animation||Although never aired online or on TV, a preview of this pilot was shown on Cartoon Network DVDs and VHS tapes in the early 2000's. Pilot for the show of the same name|
|Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: House of Bloo's||2004||Craig McCracken||Pilot for Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.|
|Class of 3000: Home||2006||André Benjamin and Thomas W. Lynch||Moxie Turtle
Tom Lynch Company
|Pilot for Class of 3000.|
|The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack||2007||Thurop Van Orman||Aired online in mini sequence as part of the interview with its creator. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Uncle Grandpa||2008||Pete Browngardt||Aired as part of The Cartoonstitute. The pilot was used as the basis for the series Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, and then greenlit as its own series, which was started in 2013.|
|Regular Show||2009||J. G. Quintel||Aired as part of The Cartoonstitute. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Level Up||2011||Derek Guiley and David Schneiderman||D and D Productions
Alive & Kicking Productions
|Third and latest live-action film produced by Cartoon Network Studios. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Steven Universe||2013||Rebecca Sugar||The first of the seven pilots of Cartoon Network's 2013 shorts project to be greenlit as a full series. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Clarence||2013||Skyler Page||The second of the seven pilots of Cartoon Network's 2013 shorts project to be greenlit as a full series. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Tome of the Unknown||2013||Patrick McHale||The third pilot among the seven of Cartoon Network's 2013 shorts project to be greenlit as a full series. Unlike the other pilots, that were shown online, this was selected for screening in various film festivals (such as the OIAF). Greenlit as Over the Garden Wall.|
|Long Live the Royals||2014||Sean Szeles||Shown as an artwork at the Cartoon Network's 2013 shorts project. Pilot for the miniseries of the same name.|
|We Bare Bears||2014||Daniel Chong||Based on the webcomic The Three Bare Bears, it was shown at the European KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|Squirrel Boy||TBA||Everett Peck||It wasn't released online or aired on TV, but shown only at School of Visual Arts. Pilot for the show of the same name.|
|IMP Inc.||2001||Chris Reccardi and Charlie Bean||Aired as part of Cartoon Network's The 2nd Big Pick Show marathon.|
|My Freaky Family||2001||John McIntyre||Aired as part of Cartoon Network's The 2nd Big Pick Show marathon. Lost 3rd Place.|
|Ferret and Parrot||2001||Scott Morse||Aired as part of Cartoon Network's The 2nd Big Pick Show marathon.|
|A Kitty Bobo Show||2001||Kevin Kaliher and Meg Dunn||Aired as part of Cartoon Network's The 2nd Big Pick Show marathon. Lost 2nd Place.|
|Commander Cork: Space Ranger||2002||Mike Bell||Aired as part of Cartoon Network's Weekend Summerfest marathon.|
|Jeffrey Cat: Claw and Order||2002||Mark O'Hare||Aired as part of Cartoon Network's Weekend Summerfest marathon.|
|Bagboy!||2002||John Mathot and Ken Segall||Aired as part of Cartoon Network's Weekend Summerfest marathon.|
|Welcome to Eltingville||2002||Evan Dorkin||First Cartoon Network Studios pilot exclusively made for and aired on Adult Swim.|
|The Groovenians||2002||Kenny Scharf||S4 Studios||Second Cartoon Network Studios pilot exclusively made for and aired on Adult Swim. Also, the only Cartoon Network Studios CGI pilot.|
|Party Wagon||2004||Craig Bartlett||Snee-Oosh, Inc.|
|Periwinkle Around the World||2004||Aaron Springer||Refusing to pick it up as a full series, Cartoon Network instead was going to release 5 shorts from the pilot as mobile phone content, but ended up putting them in their Sunday Pants anthology series in 2005.|
|Korgoth of Barbaria||2006||Aaron Springer||Williams Street||Third and final Cartoon Network Studios pilot exclusively made for and aired on Adult Swim.|
|Welcome to Wackamo||2006||John McIntyre|
|What's Wrong with Ruth?||2007||William Reiss|
|Project Gilroy||2007||Shannon Tindle, Shane Prigmore, and Andy Schuhler|
|Diggs Tailwagger: Galactic Rover||2007||Derek Drymon||Pilot originally greenlit by Nickelodeon.|
|Enter Mode 5||2007||Gabe Swarr|
|Locker 514||2007||Jeffrey Nodelman and Eric Trueheart||First live-action short pilot produced at Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Siblings||2007||Thomas W. Lynch||Tom Lynch Company||Second live-action short pilot produced at Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Stan the Man||2007||Matt Dearborn||Third live-action short pilot produced at Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Underfist: Halloween Bash||2008||Maxwell Atoms||Spin-off pilot from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.|
|Mask of Santo||2008||Carlo Olivares Paganoni||Six Point Harness||Based on the real-life Mexican wrestler icon El Santo, it was originally to be a series broadcast on the network, but the pilot wasn't picked up for a season.|
|KROG||2010||Mark Rivers||Fourth live-action short pilot produced at Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Harlem Man||2011||Robert Brewster||Only pre-production pilot from Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Aliens in the House||2013||Danny Kallis||Fifth live-action short pilot produced at Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Attention Students||2013||Garrett Frawley and Brian Turner||Sixth and final live-action short pilot produced at Cartoon Network Studios.|
|Lakewood Plaza Turbo||2013||Ian Jones-Quartey||Aired as part of Cartoon Network's 2013 shorts project. It was later adapted into a mobile game titled OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo.|
|Mars Safari!||2013||Ghostshrimp||Aired as part of Cartoon Network's 2013 shorts project.|
|My Science Fiction Project||2013||Audie Harrison||Aired as part of Cartoon Network's 2013 shorts project.|
|Paranormal Roommates||2013||Benton Connor||Aired as part of Cartoon Network's 2013 shorts project.|
|AJ's Infinite Summer||2014||Toby Jones||Like Long Live the Royals, it is shown as an artwork at the Cartoon Network's 2013 shorts project; unlike the pilot, however, this pilot was not picked up as a series.|
|Back to Backspace||2014||Dominic Bisignano and Amalia Levari|
|Pillywags Mansion||2014||Sam Marin||Retrofit Films
Chiodo Bros. Productions Inc.
|Only Cartoon Network Studios puppet show/animated pilot.|
|Ridin' with Burgess||2015||Andres Salaff|
|Twelve Forever||2015||Julia Vickerman|
|Apple & Onion||2015||George Gendi||Screened at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.|
|Welcome to My Life||2015||Elizabeth Ito||Like Apple & Onion, it was screened at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.|
|Summer Camp Island||2016||Julia Pott||Screened at the SXSW Festival.|
|Bottom's Butte||2016||Minty Lewis|
|The Great Pinkerton||John McIntyre||2004|
|Flower Pals||John McIntyre||2005|
|Mr. Pike||Lillian Hughes||2012||First short winner of Young Writers Program, a special school project created in 2010 by the former Studios' executive Zita Lefebvre, in partnership with Burbank's R.L. Stevenson Elementary School. Its creator, Lillian Hughes, was a 5th grader student of the same school.|
|You Are Special||Sherryn Sim||2013||Second and final short winner of Young Writers Program. Used for the Cartoon Network's campaign "Stop Bullying: Speak Up", the creator Sherryn Sim was an 8th grader student of D.S. Jordan Middle School.|
|Revelation||Boys & Girls Club of Burbank||2014||Short created by nine middle/high school kids members of the club for Cartoon Network's campaign "Stop Bullying: Speak Up". These members are: Tamara Chehata, Jonathan Morgan, James Casey, ZanyQa Price, Stephanie Reyes, Karina Lopez, Rosio Iniguez, Aaliyah Arellano, and Angela Ayvazyan.|
Original movies/TV specials
All the films are theatrically distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.
|The Powerpuff Girls Movie||2002||First theatrical film by Cartoon Network. Prequel film to The Powerpuff Girls.|
|Regular Show: The Movie||2015||Second theatrical film by Cartoon Network, but in limited release. Based on Regular Show.|
|Untitled Adventure Time film||TBA||Warner Animation Group
|Announced February 2015. Third theatrical film by Cartoon Network. Based on Adventure Time.|
- List of programs broadcast by Cartoon Network
- Williams Street
- Warner Bros. Animation
- Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, the European sister studio of the company.
- Nickelodeon Animation Studio - the animation division of Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, and Nick Jr.
- Disney Television Animation - the animation division of Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior.
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